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‘Development’ for the poor The subaltern perspective

PRIME Minister NarendraModi’s governance agenda, unveiled by the President in his address to Parliament on June 9, 2014, gives prime position to pro-poor...


Iron or Reed? Tale of Two Lady Officers

THE cliché ‘women’s empowerment’ has been the flavour of the season, mouthed ad nauseam by the ‘heir to the dynasty’ who has lost...


Festering Sri Lanka: What should India do?

RIDING the crest of an emphatic mandate, Prime Minister NarendraModi has taken charge and has hit the ground running. The Union Cabinet has...

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India’s ‘Modi’fied governance

WITHIN four days of taking office, 10 priorities, 100-day agenda, no FDI in retail but 100 per cent in defence! This is what...

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A challenge for Modi

A new government with new polity, new priorities, new hope and new promises, with ‘Governance for Development’ as its guiding principle, has assumed...


IAS officers sans conscience?

I read this news in The Hindu on the morning of April 14, 2014 under the headline ‘IAS officers drafting wish-list for pay...


Human security is true‘development’

SRIPERUMBUDUR Parliamen-tary constituency, adjoining Chennai in Tamil Nadu, is a ‘developed’ one if the neo-liberal ‘development’ criteria are adopted. This is the home...

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All for Suhag

THE impending appointment of the next Army chief to fill the vacancy arising on July 31, 2014, has raised a raging controversy. As...

In the eye of the storm: Former Army Chief General VK Singh

Meddling with national security?

SOME weeks ago, a group of Kashmiri students in Meerut were slapped with sedition charges just because they cheered the Pakistani cricket team...

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Civil servants as political masters!

DECADES ago, when I entered the portals of the National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, as an IAS Probationer, the first principle drummed into...